Vandalism hits Moseley Bog

Friday 7th June 2013

We are sad to report that four of our interpretation panels at Moseley Bog have been damaged.

These signs were installed as part of the Heritage Lottery funded project to improve access to and promote enjoyment of the site. They gave people valuable information about the cultural, archaeological and environmental value of Moseley Bog, as well as information to help them find their way around.

We believe that they were vandalised yesterday afternoon (Thursday 6th June) and are appealing for anyone who saw anything to come forward with information.

Reserve Officer, Francesca Jarvis-Rouse, said "We are shocked that anyone would want to spoil people's enjoyment of this special place.

"The parts that were taken were only of value on the site, so it is very frustrating that the hard work that has gone in to making the story of Moseley Bog come alive to visitors has been wrecked for no good reason."

With a special event coming up at the nature reserve next weekend when new audio walks will be launched in collaboration with Birmingham Rep, the timing also couldn't have been much worse. This damage will not affect the success of that day or our abiity to run it, but it is unfortunate that these features will not be as they were earlier this week.

The Trust are currently assessing how much it will cost to reinstall the signs and how best to prevent such incidents taking place again.

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